State health officials say today that
At least two of the cases were complicated by bacterial infections with methicillin-resistent
Additional lab testing and investigation continue, but the health officials said there still have been no other clusters of severe respiratory illness in the state discovered.
The Associated Press reported that an 81-year-old woman became sick at home around Feb. 23. Her son and two daughters were caring for her and developed symptoms five days later. The elderly woman, her 58-year-old son and 56-year-old daughter died and the fourth family member is still hospitalized.
Officials say flu season can last until May and